ASCO 2020: Bevacizumab and erlotinib for advanced hereditary leiomyomatosis RCC and papillary RCC

Results from a phase II study of bevacizumab and erlotinib in people with advanced hereditary leiomyomatosis and papillary renal cell cancer (HLRCC) or sporadic papillary RCC were presented during the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Virtual Scientific Program at the weekend. This study included 83 patients with papillary RCC. Half of the patients […]

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ASCO 2020: Optimised treatment of advanced kidney cancer with nivolumab and ipilimumab

Two studies were presented during the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Virtual Scientific Program to investigate whether initial treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients with nivolumab followed by the addition of ipilimumab for patients with either stable or progressive disease would be as effective as upfront combination therapy and with less side […]

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ASCO 2020: Biomarkers for immunotherapy treatment for advanced kidney cancer

Biomarkers enable doctors predict which patients will respond to which drugs, and have an important role in many cancers. However, a good biomarker has not yet been found for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The fundamental issue in the biology of metastatic RCC is that a suitable genetic mutation that ‘drives’ the development of RCC has […]

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ASCO 2020: HIF-2 alpha inhibitor induced positive response for VHL-associated kidney cancer

Results from a phase II international trial led by researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center in America were presented during the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Virtual Scientific Program. The trial showed treatment with a novel hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-2 alpha inhibitor (MK-6482) was well tolerated and resulted in clinical responses in patients with von […]

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ASCO 2020: Factors influencing outcomes in kidney cancer treated with immunotherapy

A study presented during the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Virtual Scientific Program has identified several features of kidney cancer tumours that influence their response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, such as nivolumab and pembrolizumab. The research was conducted at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in America and is published in the journal, Nature Medicine. […]

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ASCO 2020: Pembrolizumab/axitinib combination for the treatment of advanced kidney cancer

Updated results from the KEYNOTE-426 study of pembrolizumab plus axitinib versus sunitinib as first-line treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) were presented during the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Virtual Scientific Program over the weekend. The combination of pembrolizumab with axitinib continues to show improved efficacy in the treatment of advanced RCC […]

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ASCO 2020: Savolitinib is promising for the treatment of papillary renal cell carcinoma

In a study presented during the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Virtual Scientific Program, the tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) savolitinib was shown to be more effective and safer than sunitinib as a treatment for people with papillary renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Papillary renal cell carcinoma accounts for approximately 15% of all RCC, making […]

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ASCO GU 2019: Interviews with the experts

The following interviews with kidney cancer experts were recorded by Practice Update and UroTodayat the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) genitourinary (GU) conference in San Francisco in February 2019. Pembrolizumab and axitinib as first-line therapy Key data from ASCO GU 2019 on mRCC Frontline RCC treatment from ASCO GU 2019: Practice implications Pembrolizumab for non-clear cell RCC […]

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ASCO GU 2019: Nivolumab-ipilimumab survival benefit in advanced kidney cancer

New 30-month survival data from the CheckMate 214 study were presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) genitourinary (GU) conference in San Francisco in February 2019. Additional 30-month follow-up data from the phase 3 CheckMate 214 trial confirms the survival benefit of the nivolumab plus ipilimumab combination over sunitinib as a first-line treatment for patients […]

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ASCO GU 2019: Early tumour shrinkage and improved survival with cabozantinib

The results from the following study were presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) genitourinary (GU) conference in San Francisco in February 2019. Dr Ignacio Durán, of the Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla in Spain, presented new results from the phase 3 METEOR trial showing that patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) treated with cabozantinib […]

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